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Thread: The most complicated quilt block I've ever done...was...?

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    Senior Member mrsj82's Avatar
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    I thought I'd post this topic to see what everyone's most complicated quilt block was? I've got a picture of mine posted here...it may be small potatoes for some of you quilting gals, but this is quite the accomplishment for me. I'm proud of that...I was aiming for a 9'' block and it's 8 1/2''... oh well...

    Anyway, tell us what your most complicated one was!
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    a very nice patience corner there...

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    Nice. Now, measure your seams and see how far off each seam is from 1/4"- that will help you judge where you need to be for your next one. All 1/4" feet are not true to size, and we do not always stitch accurately (speaking strictly for myself).

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    You did really well with Patience Corners. I had that one in my "like it" folder, and now I"ll put a note that it was a bugger for you.

    The worse one I've done is a Card Tricks http://mccallsquilting.com/qb/pattern_902/index.html

    I had my fabric all picked out, and made this sample blocks, and decided that one was enough for me!

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    oops, here is the photo for those who may not be aware of what i'm talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saravincent
    You did really well with Patience Corners. I had that one in my "like it" folder, and now I"ll put a note that it was a bugger for you.

    The worse one I've done is a Card Tricks http://mccallsquilting.com/qb/pattern_902/index.html

    I had my fabric all picked out, and made this sample blocks, and decided that one was enough for me!
    Yikes! That Card Trick has to be the worst one I have ever done also! I got so frustrated and upset doing just one block that I never did another one lol. I have that single block pinned up on my sewing room wall as a reminder not to do another one! :mrgreen:



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    I'm not even finished the block yet, because I started something else at the same time, but this is what it's going to look like, only in REDS.
    Oh ya, and my camera is dead so I can't take pics of the real thing till I get my camera working again.

    [IMG]http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...in_MTL/gwr.jpg[/IMG]

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    Mine is not realy one block but the whole quilt.
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    Quilt4You: The braid is fantastic, but I agree it isn't easy to do. I just did one for the edging, and it was a bugger. I'll be posting photos soon, but It's on my list of "never do again" things. Your whole quilt is sure pretty!

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    I think Card Tricks was the most frustrating block I've done. As for complicated, I'd say the Pineapple block, Mariner's Compass & Storm at Sea are tied. :wink:

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    Wow, then I'm on the low end of complicated! lol But for me, it's a huge accomplishment. Thanks for sharing, I love learning from experience!

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    Here is an other that gave me a lot of trouble.
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    Saravincent,

    I know what you mean. I did one called Card Trick. Looks just like that. I was going to do a 5 x 4 and ended up with only 9.

    But this was NOT my most complicated block.
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    Several of these could qualify though.
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    Wow, now I feel completely dwarfed...Those are awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsj82
    Wow, now I feel completely dwarfed...Those are awesome
    don't feel dwarfed. the most complicated blocks for me are plain old checkerboards. every little gafarble sticks out like a sore thumb. :lol:

    someday, somebody else will ask the same question and you'll whip out a pic of something that will knock your own socks off. it's just a matter of time, practice and determination. :wink:



    second most complicated. first on the list of blocks i will NEVER do again. LOL
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    Wow, they are all beautiful. Excellent job, friends. My goal is to someday post a picture on this thread. Don't think I've done anything too compicated yet.

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    Complicated or not I like the pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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    Those are absolutely great! I will someday get to that point...as of right now the patience corner is kicking my tuckus. That and my sewing machine needle broke this afternoon and I have to wait for a paycheck to replace it...boo!!!


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    The Spider Star was the trickiest for me.



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    That spider star is beautiful. Was it paper pieced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    That spider star is beautiful. Was it paper pieced?
    Thank you. It was just regular pieced together, not paper pieced. I don't think I'll be doing it again either. LOL

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